Atlantis Separates from International Space Station

After completing a full circle around the International Space Station, space shuttle Atlantis fired its thrusters twice, at 6:04 a.m. EST and 6:32 a.m., to depart the station’s vicinity. Atlantis is heading away from the station at about 1.5 feet per second, or about 4.5 miles per orbit.

Shuttle astronauts recorded video of the fly around and will play it back on NASA Television at about 6:50 a.m.